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Postby dis2233 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:57 pm

Hello- Who should I try to pick up between J. Upton or C. Maybin? I notice that most experts rate Upton higher, but Maybin is performing better in Class A. Are they pretty even? Or should I stick with trying to get the #1 overall pick in 2005...Upton. Thanks in advance.
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Postby rmande09 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:09 pm

Maybin. That's all that is necessary. Very similar tools, Upton gets (got) more hype because he was BJ's brother and supposed to be more "polished" out of high school, but Maybin is an absolute freak and could end up being one of the best players of his generation. You gotta perform to get to the show, and though it's only been a year, Maybin is far exceeding Upton's performance.
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Postby ukjohn » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:28 pm

Maybin...he's crazy good

top 3 prospect maybe
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:12 pm

Upton will probably close the gap a little next season, but Maybin still has to be your guy.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:33 pm

I would lean towards Maybin, but remember, they are still both only in A ball. I would not be surprised at all if Upton actually has the better year next year. They both have superstar potential, but both also still need to prove themselves against advanced competition.
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Postby dis2233 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:50 am

Thanks for the responses. I have one question...obviously how players perform as they go through the minors means something. Thus, why do most people rank Carlos Gonzalez behind both Maybin and Upton when Carlos has performed better than both? Thanks
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Postby ukjohn » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:52 am

dis2233 wrote:Thanks for the responses. I have one question...obviously how players perform as they go through the minors means something. Thus, why do most people rank Carlos Gonzalez behind both Maybin and Upton when Carlos has performed better than both? Thanks


Carlos didn't do the things Maybin has already done. Maybin was a top draft pick for a reason, Carlos is good, but Maybin is great.
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:51 pm

ukjohn wrote:
dis2233 wrote:Thanks for the responses. I have one question...obviously how players perform as they go through the minors means something. Thus, why do most people rank Carlos Gonzalez behind both Maybin and Upton when Carlos has performed better than both? Thanks


Carlos didn't do the things Maybin has already done. Maybin was a top draft pick for a reason, Carlos is good, but Maybin is great.


And going by the K/BB stat that ukjohn got me into, Maybin has better plate discipline (2.33 vs. 3.47). Gonzalez puts the ball in play a lot and hits it hard, but his K/BB rate is third worst among my top 30 hitting prospects. He'll either need to start striking out less or walk more (probably just a minor speedbump because he's playing young for his level) before he turns into an elite prospect.
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Postby rmande09 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:18 pm

SS, Gonzalez put the ball in play less than 75% of the time this year at A+, which means he struck out more than 25% of the time, which is awful. He's a very good hitter, but even if he starts walking more, he needs to cut down on the Ks big time.
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:36 pm

You're right, my bad. Maybin is worse, too (69.12% in play).
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